Singapore slaps 16 charges on Falcon Bank branch manager amid 1MDB probe

Prosecutors filed 10 charges of giving false information, five charges of failing to disclose suspicious information and one charge of failing to submit suspicious transactions against Jens Sturzenegger. -Reuters

Ringgit breaches psychological mark of 4.50 against US dollar

The ringgit fell to a fresh 19-year low of 4.4985 against the greenback on Jan 4. -The Star/ANN

4 bad financial goals that you should stop aiming for in 2017

While there are many good financial goals out there, nothing is more costly (literally) than setting the wrong goals. -Dollars and Sense

Finland to give 2,000 unemployed $844 monthly, even after they find work

The two-year pilot scheme will provide 2,000 unemployed Finnish citizens between 25 and 58 with a monthly basic income of 560 euros (S$844.21) that will replace their other social benefits. <p>These citizens will continue to receive the basic income even if they find work.

Flat at Sumang Walk designed in industrial style

Cafe lovers Lee Jia Yong and Jean Ho replicate the industrial-themed hangouts in their marital home. -ST

The best destinations for your career

Singapore scores highly for career development, with 62 per cent of expats saying it is a good place to progress their career. -CNBC

Singapore economy grew 1.8% in 2016, exceeds govt's forecasts

On a quarterly basis, GDP jumped 9.1 per cent, up from the third quarter's contraction of 1.9 per cent on-quarter. -CNBC

Wave of Chinese investments visibly benefiting Johor: The Star columnist

So far, it looks like the wave of investment from China into Johor is providing employment opportunities for the locals and economic growth for the state. -The Star/ANN

Long-serving housekeepers who are happy to stick to their job for decades

In the cleaning industry, a cleaner who stays with the same firm for 10 years is deemed extraordinary. -ST

Ringgit could push past 4.55 per US dollar by end of Q1: Westpac

A combination of external risks and domestic issues hover over the beleaguered currency, according to a Westpac analyst. -CNBC

These Singapore start-ups will help you accomplish your 2017 resolutions

Here's a list of New Year resolutions that are more achievable than ever, because you will not be going at them alone. -Vulcan Post

Large tiles, marble features give 5-room flat a posh and spacious feel

Choice materials, such as some very large floor tiles, went into creating the posh and contemporary look of this apartment. -Home & Decor